|Consultation:||30 mins for new patient, 10 mins for existing|
|Recovery:||No recovery time|
|Duration of results:||7-8 months|
|Cost:||$800 for 100 units|
What is hyperhidrosis?
Hyperhidrosis is defined as sweating in excess of the normal needs of the body. It is classified as primary or secondary. Primary hyperhidrosis is a genetic condition, affects 1 in 20 people and can result in excessive sweating in the palms, feet, underarms, face and scalp. Those who are affected with primary hyperhidrosis are socially restricted as they never know when they will experience the embarrassement of excessive sweating. Secondary hyperhidrosis is a result of an underlying medical condition such as infection, endocrine disorders, metabolic disorders, neoplastic diseases, neurological conditions, spinal cord injuries, cardiovascular disorders, respiratory disorders, anxiety and stress. The treatment of secondary hyperhidrosis will require treatment of the underlying problem or cause.
How is primary hyperhidrosis treated?
- Aluminium chloride (topical medication) for example Driclor
- Iontophoresis by placing affected area in electrically charged water/sodium glycopyrrolate
- Anti-cholinergic medication
- Anti-wrinkle injections
- Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (surgery)
How does anti-wrinkle work in Primary Hyperhidrosis?
Anti wrinkle injections target sweating at its source. Once injected, the toxin enters the specific glands in the underarms responsible for excessive sweating. There, it blocks the release of a chemical that signals the perspiration. The procedure takes around 20-30 minutes. On average, you will notice a reduction in sweating 3 to 7 days following treatment
How long does it last?
7-8 months with some clients reporting relief for up to 12 months
What are the possible side effects?
Generally, any side effects experienced with the substance are temporary. The most common side effects for primary hyperhidrosis are a perceived increase in sweating in areas other than the underarms, pain at the injection site, hot flushes and transient arm weakness.
How much does it cost?
$800 for 100 units to both arm pits